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OBITUARY: Edward Casados Nov. 16, 2017

on November 22, 2017 - 3:37pm

EDWARD CASADOS Nov. 16, 2017

Edward Casados passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2017 at his home in Los Alamos.

Edward was a loving and devoted husband for 70 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He retired from the Los Alamos Labs after 44 years where he was a chemist. He belonged to the English and Spanish Toastmasters. He had a deep faith in God and his church where he was a lector for many years.

Many knew him from his lifelong love of tennis. His strong love of music was passed down to his children and grandchildren.

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Obituary: Barbara Rogers Henderson Nov. 15, 2017

on November 20, 2017 - 11:41am

BARBARA ROGERS HENDERSON Nov. 15, 2017

Barbara Rogers Henderson, 81, passed away on November 15, 2017 at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she was known for her smile and pretty eyes. 

She enjoyed living in Pajarito Acres very much since she was raised on a cotton farm in Atoka, south of Artesia, NM. She had her own horse and thus did not mind the “Horsey set” and especially the lot size.

Music was a large part of her life including clarinet, piano, organ and voice.

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Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Biffer’ Martins Nov. 7, 2017

on November 20, 2017 - 11:30am

ELIZABETH “BIFFER” MARTINS Nov. 7, 2017 

Elizabeth “Biffer” Martins was born in Illinois in 1922 and grew up in a small suburb of Rock Island called Milan. She loved school and tap dancing!

She graduated from Rock Island High School where she was the valedictorian. Following her high school graduation, her family moved to New Mexico, where her father had been born. 

Biffer used the shorthand she had learned in high school to work as a court reporter for the District Court in Albuquerque.

Biffer met her husband, Johnny, at a dance at Kirkland Air Force Base.

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Obituary: Marilyn A. Petschek Dec. 8, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2017

on November 18, 2017 - 8:29am

MARILYN PETSCHEK, Née POTH Dec. 8, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2017

Marilyn Petschek, née Poth, passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2017 at the age of 92. She was living at El Castillo in Santa Fe at the time of her passing. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.

Marilyn was born in New Orleans LA, and was raised in Lynbrook, NY. She held a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Smith College, and a Masters degree in Physics, from the University of Michigan.

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Obituary: George H. Kolb Aug. 10, 1919 – Oct. 30, 2017

on November 15, 2017 - 12:48pm

GEORGE H. KOLB Aug. 10, 1919 Oct. 30, 2017

On October 30, 2017 George H. Kolb passed away peacefully in the care of Hospice of the Valley in Surprise, Arizona with family at his side.

George was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 10, 1919. After technical high school, he became a welder by trade. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in the South Pacific assigned to the Seabees. 

In August 1945, he was on 30 day leave to his home in Chicago when the Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

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